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Iron Mountain Iron Mine

Opens in 22 min: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great train ride into the mine.

We stopped as a group traveling the Upper Peninsula in antique cars. I made reservations for 22... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2018
Great tour.

Guide Mark was very knowledgeable and clearly enjoyed being there. He provided a lot of interesting... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2018
Joliet, Illinois
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Guided Underground Tours -- A certified Michigan State Historical Landmark. This fascinating tour is family fun and educational too!! You won't forget the experience of visiting the Iron Mountain Iron Mine with skilled guides who take you through...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
W4852 Hwy US-2, Vulcan, MI 49892
+1 906-563-8077
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Reviewed 10 October 2018

We stopped as a group traveling the Upper Peninsula in antique cars. I made reservations for 22 people and none were disappointed. The guide was informative and witty. The mine itself was amazing, especially the last cavern to be visited. I won't spoil it, but...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 7 October 2018

Guide Mark was very knowledgeable and clearly enjoyed being there. He provided a lot of interesting information about the miners and how long it took to dig. Turns out a lot of miners were minors. From looking online, my impression was the entire tour was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

My wife's grandfather worked in the Iron Mines before they closed back in the 50's and 60's. It was great for my kids to have a small glimpse of what their work life was like and learn a little UP history. Very cold at the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

Loved the train ride into the middle of the mountain. Realistic experience as the tunnel walls pass by just inches from you. Added a sense of reality to the tour.Tour guide did great job explaining the equipment that is on display.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Doug G
Reviewed 23 September 2018

I am not easily attracted to what might be considered a tourist trap so I had my reservations about going here, but was I wrong! The guide on the tour helped us understand a lot about the lives of the miners and the history of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Great history lesson about the impact of industrialization and the resulting need for raw materials. The miners in the early 20th century worked so hard for so little at the expense of their health and safety. Our tour guide was so informative and was willing...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 19 September 2018

You might be tempted to skip by this as the Big John sign outside makes it appear to be a typical roadside attraction for small children. You would be wrong to skip this fascinating piece of Upper Peninsula history. The tour of the mine is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Chris L
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

My folks brought me to the Iron Mountain Iron Mine when I was a youngster. It still brings the magic and novelty that it did almost 50 years ago. Ryan was an exceptional tour guide; he was knowledgeable, interesting and provided us a good experience....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

I came here with my parents when I was three (now 35) and still remember coming here all these years later. When my son was 5 we came here to share with him the same experience and now my daughter is 5 we came back...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Great tour guide, very informative and super fun for the little ones as well as the older ones!! I would recommend this tour to everyone, it’s so reasonably priced for once, not just a tourist trap!

Date of experience: August 2018
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james j
19 August 2016|
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Response from Karen S | Property representative |
Cost for adults is 14.00. We give a dollar off for seniors. Tour lasts anywhere from 35 to 50 minutes depending on size if tour and number of questions. Hope to see you soon. Thank you, Karen